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Kevin Ashton: #iot revisited.

Kevin Ashton is a British technologist who is regarded to be the author of the term “Internet of Things”. He coined the expression in 1999 when he was a young executive at Procter & Gamble.…

Marvelous Mars: Gamification of Space Science.

Featured Image Credit: European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser on Flikr (CC BY 2.0). A lion’s share of satellite imagery doesn’t find any meaningful application, simply because there aren’t enough researchers to make sense of it all. Here’s good news—about 1.2 billion gamers…

David and Goliath.

You know that feeling, the anxiety when something great is about to happen? In July, at the monthly Internet of Things Meetup in Amsterdam, one guy pitched the idea of crowdfunding an open Internet of…

From free software to a subscription-based model.

“What are the common financial pitfalls and opportunities in combining or transitioning from hardware sales (free software) based model to a subscription based model?” (V. Wierda, Head of Operations, Trakkies)    Trakkies is offering more…

Nothing Forgotten.

 The Amsterdam-based startup called Trakkies taps into the power of IoT to prevent you from losing your precious possessions. Victor Wierda, company’s Head of Operations, explains how small sensors can make a big difference. Trakkies…

There is a light, and it never goes out.

Imagine a different Almere Haven In the West of The Netherlands, in the province of Flevoland, lies the Dutch city of Almere, officially the youngest city in the country. Almere was once planned as an…

Cross this bridge when you come to it.

Featured Image credit: MX3D/Adriaan de Groot. MX3D is the Amsterdam-based R&D startup which is exploring robotic 3D printing technologies. It has recently announced the plans to 3D print a metal bridge over one of the…

Drones flying high, you know how I feel.

Featured Image Credit: Merlijn Hoek via Flikr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).  As drones become ubiquitous in The Netherlands, the Dutch Government is attempting to bring the legislation up to par with current realities of consumer drone…

Rockstart Smart Energy Demo Day 2015

Featured image credit: Dieter Schalk It has been a 100 days since nine startups from all over the world joined the Rockstart Accelerator Smart Energy Program 2015. This means it’s time to hold a Demo…

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